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Why take Wilson to task?......

On June 26, 1985, Rep. Robert Walker – a Pennsylvania Republican who beat the drum for decorum throughout his 20 years in the House – took issue with Rep. James Traficant for saying that then-President Ronald Reagan had deceived the senior citizens of the United States.


“Is it not a violation of the rules of the House to question the motives of the president and to refer to him as being someone who lies?” Walker asked on the floor.


“The gentleman is correct,” agreed then-Speaker Tip O’Neill . “It is not proper.”


O’Neill ordered that Traficant’s offending remarks be stricken from the record and directed the congressman – subsequently convicted on federal corruption charges – to “revise his remarks.”



Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27184.html#ixzz0REMxstSB

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:59 PM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sweets--those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Irresponsibilty has taken place on both sides of the aisle--neither have been right to eschew civility for the banality of playground tantrums. Until our elected leaders learn to behave like leaders in every aspect of the word, we will continue to see examples in the likes of Wilson, those who heckled GWB, Clinton, Reagan and others.
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 11:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • what is this, ancient history night? you have one post quoting crap that happened in 1865, and now something that happened nearly 25 years ago! can we at least keep current events, somewhat current????? lololololo
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • THEY DID IT TOO THEY DID IT TOO THEY DID IT TOO
    copy and paste that, since you're so good at it, and save yourself some time
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • what is this, ancient history night? you have one post quoting crap that happened in 1865, and now something that happened nearly 25 years ago! can we at least keep current events, somewhat current????? lololololo


    It is made current by the arguments that we should just let it go NOW...and its current events AND politics

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:17 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • 10:27


    rolling on floor                               way to go

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Hard to believe of all the crap going on THIS is what you are concerned with...anywho whats the trouble he IS a liar.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:59 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Hard to believe of all the crap going on THIS is what you are concerned with...anywho whats the trouble he IS a liar.


    This isn't my only post...but if its so unimportant, feel free to skip it

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:01 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Until our elected leaders learn to behave like leaders in every aspect of the word, we will continue to see examples in the likes of Wilson, those who heckled GWB, Clinton, Reagan and others


    good

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:10 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

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